Intel Done With Ultra Wideband Development, Leaving it for Dead

Intel halted development of Ultra Wideband technologies, leaving the future of the standard highly in question. According to Electronista » 11/05/08 7:40pm 11/05/08 7:40pm, Intel decided to pull the plug on the 5-year-old project last month but only just announced it now. This comes after one of the biggest UWB chip manufacturers, Wiquest, stopped…

Westinghouse Goes Wireless with Ultrawideband Pulse-LINK HDTV

Westinghouse is jumping into the wireless TV business with partner Pulse-LINK to unveil an ultrawideband HDTV in the second quarter of next year. Using Pulse-LINK's wireless HDMI system, a highbandwidth Blu-ray or HD DVD signal can be streamed through an invisible pipeline of up to 500 Mbps at 8 feet, or 115 Mbps at… » 1/03/08 11:18am 1/03/08 11:18am

Alereon and DisplayLink Build First Wireless USB Video Adapter

Now that USB video is a reality for many PC users, it makes sense that someone would take that technology wireless. It also makes sense that it would come from DisplayLink, developers of the USB display technology found in products from Kensington, Toshiba, IOGear and Samsung, and Alereon, best known for the … » 12/10/07 8:20pm 12/10/07 8:20pm

Hitachi's Wooo UT Series are World's Thinnest Production LCDs

Standing at 35mm thick, Hitachi's Wooo UT series of LCDs earns them the accolade of world's thinnest production LCD television manufacturer. Three sizes will be made available, either 42" (¥430 000, $3,760) or 37" (¥330 000, $2886) at 1080p and a smaller 32" (¥230 000, $2011) model with a resolution of 1366 x 768… » 10/23/07 4:50am 10/23/07 4:50am

Hooray for the Future—First Wireless USB Hub Ships

Y-E Data has shipped the first Ultra Wideband USB hub in Japan. The hub uses the Wisair chipset ahs has a small USB dongle that that connects to your computer and wirelessly communicates with a four-port USB hub. Now we just have to wait to see how long a device like this takes to get through the FCC's… » 10/31/06 12:51pm 10/31/06 12:51pm

Omron Shows MIMO HDTV Antenna, Gets Rid of Messy Wires

The cable-less future gets a little closer with Omron's ultra wideband (UWB) MIMO antenna destined for OEMs, specifically created for high definition video transmission. Omron calls it the first UWB antenna to transmit HD video. The company notes that HDTVs, projectors, DVD players and scalers can be equipped with… » 9/27/06 10:06am 9/27/06 10:06am

Wireless USB Gets Official, Via Y-E Data Inc

It was well over a year ago when we first heard word about the super crazy wireless USB contraptions that were coming out. Since then, Belkin has tried to push out a wireless USB device and it has had never-ending delays. Finally someone has managed to win this race and make a wireless USB hub available. Y-E Data… » 8/31/06 10:16am 8/31/06 10:16am

Belkin CableFree USB Hub Delayed Until July

A standout at CES was Belkin s CableFree USB Hub, which the company said would be available in April, but now says that release has been pushed back to early July. Belkin attributes the late release to general manufacturing delays. Enabled by Freescale s ultra wideband (UWB) technology, it was to be the first shipping… » 3/02/06 12:33pm 3/02/06 12:33pm